Monday, February 08, 2010

Champions On Three Continents

Feliciano Lopez defeated first-time finalist Stephen Robert of France 7-5, 6-1 to take the South Africa Open title. It's the Spaniard's first title in five-and-a-half years.

Thomaz Bellucci outlasted Juan Monaco 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 to win the Movistar Open, the first Brazilian in 10 years to do so.

Marin Cilic gutted out a 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3 victory over Michael Berrer to defend the PBZ Zagreb Indoors in his homeland.


Beth said...

No offense to your photo choice Craig, but Feli looks complete blase and detached in that photo. Like, oh yeah, I guess I'm holding a trophy in my hands. Yawn. LOL.

Mara said...

I loved the Brazilian flag!!!

Mad Professah said...

Really, Beth? All I could think was Dayum, that boy is phyne!

I don't understand why Fernando Verdasco is getting all the modeling contracts--Feliciano is simply stunning, in my book.

Far and away the best-looking male tennis player in the Top 100.

oddman said...

Absolutely, Mad Prof. Stunning. I've read he's a bit unhappy and uncomfortable with his looks at times - perhaps that's why he doesn't do the amount of modeling we'd like to see. Darn.

Nando leaves me unimpressed. Sorry, just does nothing for me.

Oh, btw - congrats to all the winners, and most of all to Feli!!!

Beth said...

I'm with you both about Feli. Very, very good looking man. Gonzo has modeling contracts? He's okay looking but Feli's in a league of his own. ;-)

Karen said...

Oddman we agree on something. Finally. I am still trying to figure out why most people think Verdasco is hot and why they think he should have achieved more in his career. As a matter of fact Kolya said it best - he said that Verdasco is not so mentally tough upstairs, which is so true

Helen W said...

Yah, but Karen, is he mentally tough downstairs? Now that's the real question :)

Agree with everyone about Feli's good looks.

oddman said...


Helen! You rock.

Calvin Klein probably knows the answer to that, no?